Today's governments have long terms in office

In the early years of Finland's independence and after the wars, governments did not last for long. The shortest term was that of Anders Verner Hackzell's Government towards the end of the Continuation War. Since the 1970s and 1980s, governments have as a general rule had long terms in office. The longest terms have been held by Lipponen's two Governments between 1995 and 2003.